The search continues in Glandore and Union Hall. Pic: Denis Boyle

UPDATED SEARCH efforts to find the two missing crew from the sunken Tit Bonhomme will continue today (MON) the Coastguard have confirmed.

Despite the best efforts of more than 300 people including hundreds of volunteers, two members of the crew of the sunken Tit Bonhomme remain unaccounted for.

The weekend saw the intensity of searching stepped up with more than 70 volunteer divers assisting 15 Navy and Garda divers in a thorough search of the area of Glandore Harbour where three bodies have already been discovered.

The Shannon rescue helicopter and Naval Vessel LE Orla also assisted in the operation.

Coastguard officials say that searching will continue tomorrow in an effort to find the bodies of skipper Michael Hayes (52) and crewmember Saied Aly Eldin (24) who both remain missing after the trawler Tit Bonhomme sank close to Adam Island in the early hours of Sunday, January 15th in heavy seas.

The bodies of three crewmembers Kevin Kershaw (21), Attea Shaban (26) and Wael Mohamad (35) have already been recovered from the area.

The sixth member of the crew, 40-year-old father of three Abdou Mohamad survived the tragedy by managing to swim to safety when the ship went down in rough seas two weeks ago.